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crwdns2893794:0crwdne2893794:0 Sawhead ,

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Hi folks,
 
maybe this helps someone out. I have a '''MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2010'''.
 
I am mostly working with Apple Logic on the MBP do mix down the sound for two bands. It is essentially to have two 24" displays for this.
 
My MBP (yes, old one) does not have a Thunderbolt connector. My first attempt was a USB to DVI adapter that worked. OK, Mavericks and Yosemite updates were somehow tricky, but worked. But its very slow, the CPU does not have enough time for other tasks. Finally I bought the Matrox "DualHead2Go ME" and this is a pretty good solution. Recommended this.
 
'''Summary:'''
 
'''Solution 1: USB to DVI'''
 
Pro: Cheap (bought for 29 EUR).
 
Con: The screen content is rendered by the CPU (not GPU), then compressed, transferred to the interface via USB 2, decompressed and displayed. Your CPU will not be able to do other real-time stuff (like Logic). Tricky installation (mostly unsupported on Mavericks and above).
 
'''
 
Solution'''Solution 2: Matrox DualHead2Go ME'''
Solution'''Solution 2: Matrox DualHead2Go ME'''
 
Pro: Very fast, as it is rendered by the GPU. Your CPU is nearly not involved.
 
Con: More expensive (bought used for 89 EUR). The two displays are used as "one", so popup dialogs are displayed in the middle. I can live with that. You will have to fiddle around to find the correct setup (only once). External displays must be either on the left or the right of your MBP.
 
Lesson learned again: When you buy cheap, you will buy twice.
 
Regards,
 
Sawhead

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crwdns2893792:0crwdne2893792:0 Sawhead ,

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Hi folks,

maybe this helps someone out. I have a '''MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2010'''.

I am mostly working with Apple Logic on the MBP do mix down the sound for two bands. It is essentially to have two 24" displays for this.

My MBP (yes, old one) does not have a Thunderbolt connector. My first attempt was a USB to DVI adapter that worked. OK, Mavericks and Yosemite updates were somehow tricky, but worked. But its very slow, the CPU does not have enough time for other tasks. Finally I bought the Matrox "DualHead2Go ME" and this is a pretty good solution. Recommended this.

'''Summary:'''

'''Solution 1: USB to DVI'''

Pro: Cheap (bought for 29 EUR).

Con: The screen content is rendered by the CPU (not GPU), then compressed, transferred to the interface via USB 2, decompressed and displayed. Your CPU will not be able to do other real-time stuff (like Logic). Tricky installation (mostly unsupported on Mavericks and above).

'''

Solution 2: Matrox DualHead2Go ME'''

Pro: Very fast, as it is rendered by the GPU. Your CPU is nearly not involved.

Con: More expensive (bought used for 89 EUR). The two displays are used as "one", so popup dialogs are displayed in the middle. I can live with that. You will have to fiddle around to find the correct setup (only once). External displays must be either on the left or the right of your MBP.

Lesson learned again: When you buy cheap, you will buy twice.

Regards,

Sawhead

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